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You could feel the excitement in the air at Howard University Public Charter Middle School of Mathematics & Science when Google presented the school with a generous gift of $250,000 to build a Computer Automated Design and Manufacture Lab.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced that he has committed an additional $25.7 million to support public charter school education in the fiscal year 2012 budget.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted on February 28, to grant full continuance to nine charter schools after undergoing the PCSB’s comprehensive five-year review to determine whether they performed well enough to continue another five years.

If you are looking for a charter school to enroll your child in for the 2011-2012 school year, check out the Enrolling Your Child Section of our website.

The winner of the 2011 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year goes to another charter school teacher for the third year in a row. Jon Rolle, a third grade teacher at Friendship’s Southeast Academy Public Charter School, was honored with the prestigious award by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) accepted 19 applications to create new public charter schools by the February 1 deadline.

Deadline for new charter school applications is 5:30pm on Tuesday February 1st, 2011. In the event there is inclement weather and the District government is on a two hour delay on Tuesday February 1st, the D.C. Public Charter School Board will still accept applications between the hours of 9:00am and 5:30 pm.

At its monthly meeting January 24, the D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted to temporarily extend the conditional charter continuance for the William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts (WEDJ), based on the school’s decision to discontinue its high school program. The school announced yesterday that it will end the 9-12th grade program as of August 2011.

The Charter school community was out in force on Saturday January 8 at the Washington Convention Center to meet parents, families and teachers eager to find a new school home.

Parents, students or teachers considering charter schools for next fall should check out the D.C. Public Charter School Recruitment Expo which takes place Saturday January 8, 2011 from noon – 4:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center.

If you are you considering opening a charter school in the District of Columbia, then please attend an information session for prospective charter school applicants on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

This is a reminder that the Golden Apple Awards Gala scheduled for December 4, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center, has been cancelled.

Don’t miss the D.C. Charter Public School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from 12 noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. The Charter Expo will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C.

DC Public Charter School Board Meeting Agenda for November 15 at 7:30pm

If you are thinking of opening a charter school in the District of Columbia, please attend an information session for prospective charter school applicants on Wednesday, November 10.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board today released its 2011 Application Guidelines for establishing a public charter school in the District of Columbia.

The media and community briefing on the Performance Management Framework scheduled for Thursday, October 21, at 6:30pm, at the Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, has been cancelled.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (“PCSB” or “Board”) voted at its October 18th meeting to delay by one year the full implementation of the performance management framework (PMF), the PCSB’s evaluation tool for assessing and monitoring charter school operations and performance.

DC Public Charter School Board meets for its monthly meeting on October 18, 2010.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will host a media and community briefing on the Performance Management Framework (PMF).

The D.C. Public Charter School Board today announced that the unaudited enrollment count for the 2010-2011 school year is 29,557, a seven percent increase from last year.

During its September 20, 2010 meeting, the D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) approved a policy development process that will allow the public and key stakeholders to weigh in on policies governing charter school accountability and the PCSB’s operations.

The next D.C. Public Charter School Board meeting will take place on Monday, September 20, 2010 at the PCSB offices (3333 14th Street, NW Suite 210) at 7:30 p.m.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will hold an enrollment fair for students and families of Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers (KIMA) Public Charter School on Friday, August 27th at 6:30 pm at KIMA’s campus at 100 Peabody Street, NW, First Floor.

Last night, the D.C. Superior Court denied Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers Public Charter School’s (KIMA’s) motion to stay the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s (PCSB’s) revocation of its charter.